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The Handbook promotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration is situated in the context of Europe’s transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe. It includes chapters by many leading authorities: Beck, Calhoun, della Porta, Offe, Paasi, Rosamund and Tilly. Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.

The European Heritage: History, Memory, and Time
The european heritage: History, memory, and time

To speak of the ‘European heritage’ is to refer to both a historical tradition and at the same time a consciousness of a tradition that is relevant to the self-understanding of the present. History considered in terms of what happened in the past and the knowledge of that history constitute the ground of heritage and memory. It is where a political community defines itself. That there is something called European history in the sense of the history of Europe is a point on which some agreement can be found, but to invoke the notion of a European heritage is a different and more contentious matter. What is at stake is a specific ...

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